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In order to fight your enemy you must know your enemy! You could just
choose to avoid all of the hostile mobs in Minecraft, but you can get things from that that are either hard or impossible to get elsewhere. So, before you venture out at night or into the dark depths of the caves, read up on your enemy and be ready to fight!

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Step 1: Weapons and Armor

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If you are going to fight monsters, you need to be properly prepared.

Crafting Weapons

  • 1 Stick + 2 (Wood Planks | Gold Ingots | Cobblestone| Iron Ingots | Diamond) = 1 Sword
  • 3 Sticks + 3 Pieces of String = 1 Bow
  • 1 Stick + 1 Feather + 1 Piece of Flint = 4 Arrows


  • 5 Ores (in an upside down "U") = Helmet
  • 8 Ores (in all spots but top middle) = Chestplate
  • 7 Ores (in large upside down "U") = Leggings
  • 4 Ores (in two little columns) = Boots

Step 2: Creeper

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Facts about Creepers:

  • Does not spawn in the light like other hostile mobs, but can survive in daylight
  • Is frightened off by Cats and Ocelots
  • Fights by exploding when within close proximity to the player
  • Will drop Gunpowder if it is killed (will not drop if it explodes)
  • Will drop Music Discs if it is killed by a Skeleton
  • Cannot walk over a rail on flat ground

Fighting a Creeper:

  • The best way to approach fighting a creeper is to hit it and back away. If you don't back up far enough fast enough, it will explode. If you back away far enough fast enough, it will not explode and will head towards you again giving you another opportunity to hit and kill it.
  • A safer way of engaging a Creeper is with a Bow and Arrow. Since you can only trigger a Creeper by being close to it, it won't blow up when shot with an arrow.
  • If a Creeper is in an area you do not want it to blow up in, lead it away specifically to water as possible as it won't cause damage in open water.
TheOatmeal11 months ago
Hey penelopy do u have mc in pocket edition
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  TheOatmeal6 months ago

Sorry for the HUGE delay, but I don't. I only have computer edition.

amazing tutorial for stuff like 1.7:mobs for dummies :)

ruarose168 months ago
????those were meant to be icons
ruarose168 months ago
You have some of the best instructables!!!!!????? I'm going to start follow you???
happy girl10 months ago
thank you for this tutorial it really works even im using WORLDCRAFT
oh sorry. wrong send. i will send this in other tutorial
mmureithi1 year ago
Thank you for taking time out to create all of your tutorials. They are greatly appreciated. (The image is because they won't let me post without one.)
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  mmureithi1 year ago

Thanks for taking the time to check it out :) It was a lot of fun playing and making these tutorials :)

BeccaParty1 year ago
Strickster1 year ago

If you set the block where a Enderman stands on fire, the Enderman will be set on fire as well, and take damage. However, since he was hurt by fire that was on the ground, he won't attack you, nor will he teleport - not too far, anyway. This way, you can easily kill an Enderman, without taking any risk at all. Thought I might share the tip. (I would give credit as to where I read this, but I don't really remember it, though)

(setting the block on fire with a flint & steel, that is)

Zeelrock1 year ago

Wither Skeletons also have a rare drop of a Wither Skeleton Head, the heads are used in creating the wither boss.

Flamp1x1 year ago
Killed two enderman today, And enderman cant be hit With projectiles like arrows or snowballs

The trick with an Enderman is to never look in its eyes. Keep your eyes lowered, and hit it. 5 hits with a diamond sword does the trick. If you raise your eyes, it'll start teleporting, and is a pain to catch, and might double back on you at an inopportune time.

Penolopy Bulnick (author)  Flamp1x1 year ago

Thanks for the info! I thought they could be hit by snowballs but they teleport right away if they are hit by them.

Robbzilla1 year ago

Creepers are great in groups. You can usually get one to kill other mobs of you time it right. One hit, back up juuuuust enough, then let the creeper hiss and pop... BAM! Dead monsters.

Flamp1x1 year ago
Was a nice totorial, But monster spawners r taken out faster with a pickaxe

I started "saving" the spawners and blocking the rooms so the monsters can't get out, but I can kill them through the hole in the wall. Skeletons are hard to do that with, but it's a cheap way to get goods they can drop.

Penolopy Bulnick (author)  Flamp1x1 year ago

Thanks for the tip!

Flamp1x1 year ago
Had an accident with Lava though:)
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  Flamp1x1 year ago

Lava is such a troublemaker!

Flamp1x1 year ago
Thx, U may find it hard to believe, But I found a cave in extreme hill biome, 3 emeralds, 23 gold, and 71 iron, And A ton of redstone
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  Flamp1x1 year ago


Flamp1x1 year ago
Np, Just started playing again yesterday

to cure a villager zombie you must first use a splash potion of weakness on it, then feed it a golden apple

treyes41 year ago

ughhhh now I feel like playing minecraft again @_@

Penolopy Bulnick (author)  treyes41 year ago